Reaper

Season 2 Episode 4

The Favorite

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 24, 2009 on The CW
9.1
out of 10
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The Devil takes Sam to the police station and introduces him to Morgan, whom he calls his son. Now, Sam and the gang are tasked with hanging out with Morgan and showing him the ropes.

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  • Great episode

    9.5
    The Devil introduces Sam to Morgan: his charming, rich, perfect other son. He tells Sam he must teach Morgan to up his work ethic.

    The this episode "The Favorite" was one of my favourite episodes so far of the show. The Soul was cool, the scene where Sam, Sock and Ben hide in the bath tub was so funny and the part where Sam caught the soul was awesome. I liked Morgan he was good and the part where he screamed like a girl in the car was histerical. All in all this episode of Reaper was probably the best episode of the season thus far.moreless
  • Great new character (Morgan), lots of subtly funny eye movements

    10
    hmmmm....this Morgan is.... a great addition to the show in my opinion. As an 'other son of the devil', his appearance raises all kinds of questions for Sam about an issue he's been kind of in denial about I think i.e., his purported paternal lineage. This guy Morgan, now he is what we'd expect as the son of the devil. He has no conscience but is an attractive, suave, totally smooth people pleaser, with a great smile and striking blue eyes. What's the Devil up to bringing these two together? By stimulating a little sibling rivalry, is he trying to get Sam to identify more with this notion of being the son of the Devil? I loved this episode. I think this season is going in an interesting direction. I also liked how a lot of the humour was a little more subtle than some other times. RE. Ben and Nina - I'm intrigued - we'll see how that plays out.moreless
  • Sam must return the soul of a wealthy man who acquired things while living and at the same time deal with another of the Devil's sons Morgan. Ben's having a little romance problem with Nina. Finally Andi and Sock are at it again only this time over Ted.moreless

    8.5
    Sorry I missed the showing this week and had to wait for the online feed.



    Another full agenda for this week. I like how they are building the stories around the different characters and really moving both the stories and the characters along at the same time. Sam and the boys are looking at dealing with a man who collected things during his life and now wants them back. So much so that he is willing to kill to get them. (I love Alex Diakun the actor who plays Fitzgerald he plays creepy really well.) The Devil throws Sam a major curve ball by introducing him to Morgan another of his "sons" who is a little more a chip off the ole block.



    Sock is spending his time trying to figure out how he can make more money without working for it. This time he gets Ted to do his work because he(Ted) loves the Work Bench and misses being there. Of course the problem is Andi is too intelligent and attentive to fall for the same things Ted did. So in the end she outsmarts Sock at his own game again. This is getting to be a fun little diversion. Sock seeing what he can get away with and Andi foiling his plans and turning it to her own advantage.



    Poor Ben. He's got the same problem a lot of men do. They want to satisfy their partner but they're not sure what they're doing wrong. Of course when your partner is a Demon things can be a little more complicated. There is a great scene between Ben and the DMV Demon (Christine Willes) where she volunteers to give him some "hands on training" in satisfying Demons. In the end everything seems to work out. I am still enjoying this storyline in the weekly episodes as well.



    Sam and Morgan look like they may have some great adventures. The gang all likes Morgan and Sam sees him for what he really is. A standard slacker. If you can say one thing about Sam it is that he is really conscientious.



    I think the writers have found a great formula this season with the episodes and stories so far. This series is really getting better and better and overall I think it deserves more attention.



    Maybe they could do a Supernatural/Reaper cross over? Maybe a two hour special. Just thinking. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Sam meets one of the devils other children, Sock manipulates Ted, and Ben learns how to pleasure a demon.

    8.5
    We all knew that the devil had children other then same but now we finally get to meet one of them. The Devil beileves that Morgan is his ideal son, except for one thing. He lacks the caring about catching souls that Sam does; one might even go so far as to call him Sam's opposite. So the devil forces Sam to have Morgan help him catch the latest soul that escapes from hell. The problem is, Morgan is self-centered and greedy and it almost ends up getting Sam killed. The soul this week was fairly interesting, a greedy old guy who wants all of his possessions back and uses gold coins/bugs to get them back from anyone that gets in his way. There were some great moments capturing the soul, including a very hilarous slapstick fight between Sam, Sock and Ben. Sock puts more work into finding ways not to work then any other person in the world. This week, he finds that Ted can't seem to leave the Work Bench, despite being fired. Sock then employees Ted to work all of his shifts and Ted gets forty percent of the pay. Meanwhile, Sock can goof off and take naps. It worked well enough until Andi finds out of course which has a great conclusion once again. I'm loving the dynamic between Sock and Andi now that she has become the boss. Even better is the fact that Andi always seems to outdo Sock in one way or another. Im also glad that Ted was back, as he is a hilarious, if not somewhat sad character and his interactions with Sock are hilarious. The other story involved Ben having relationship problems with his girlfriend. I'm not too crazy about Ben's girlfriend but it gives Ben something to do besides being the one wwho always gets hurt. Ben has a nice little dialogue with Gladys about how to please a demon which was fairly hilarious (and the thought of what she said won't leave my mind) This episode has a farily good story, but at the same time there have been better storylines this series has had. I also found the humor was a little toned down last night too. Hopefully this episode was just a minor hiccup and with the reveal we got at the end of the episode will create a very good next few episodes.moreless
  • It had its moments

    8.0
    Overall was a decent episode, but the new Morgan character isn't fitting just yet. Blame the writers. They are setting it up fairly well but the dynamic between Morgan, Sam and The Devil seems far too unnatural...in a bad way.

    The dialogue as usual was top notch. Plenty of quoteables including the "Hide & Seek" line with Sock's stepsister.

    Bringing Ted back as an employee was good for the show, he's an excellent supporting character. The whole "demon sex" storyline was pretty lame but the dialogue gave a few chuckles.

    Is it just me or would have Christopher Walken played a better "Fitzgerald" cameo? Too expensive methinks. The actor they got looked like Walken from the far camera angle outside Sam's place, long face, full head of white hair.moreless
Eriko Tamura

Eriko Tamura

Kristen

Guest Star

Jenny Wade

Jenny Wade

Nina

Guest Star

Alex Diakun

Alex Diakun

Edmund Fitzgerald

Guest Star

Christine Willes

Christine Willes

Gladys

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Ben: So, I'm, ah, sort of in a relationship with a, with a demon.
      Gladys: Are you now? I never would have pegged you for a horn hag.

    • Gladys: Look, if you want to know how to please a demon, I can help you.
      Ben: Seriously? Because that would be great.
      Gladys: Of course. Drop by my place, tonight. and I'll give you a little one-on-one tutorial, as they say. And, uh, I like to make learning fun, so bring along plenty of plastic garbage bags.
      Ben: I think... I think no. Thank you, no. but that sounds something I'm a little uncomfortable with, but thank you very much for the kind offer.

    • Gladys: Who's the pretty boy?
      Morgan: Hi. Morgan. It's nice to meet you.
      Sam: He's sort of the son of your boss.
      Gladys: So's Genghis Khan. You expect me to be impressed by a Gap ad?

    • Nina: Do many people find those women attractive?
      Kristen: Oh yes, I think they're beautiful.
      Nina: So for you, beauty entails injecting silicone into your chest cavity.

    • Nina: I'm starting to like human food.
      Ben: How is demon food different?
      Nina: Usually it's still squirming. Or screaming.

    • Devil: Am I detecting a little sibling rivalry here? Don't worry, Sammy, there's no real competition. I'm always going to like him a little better than I like you.
      Sam: Oh, it hurts my feelings.

    • Devil: You, on the other hand, are a conundrum. For all your whining and complaining, and lack of fashion sense, you always get the job done. You want to do the right thing. I hate that about you. But I guess that's the quality that makes you so effective.
      Sam: Are you giving me a compliment?
      Devil: No, mostly I just hate that about you.

    • Devil: Now, I suggest that you grab that portrait tonight. If it stays there too long, Fitzgerald will show up and reclaim it, and more people will die.
      Sam: Since when did you care if people got killed?
      Devil: I don't. Good call.

    • Devil: In truth, I have a small favor to ask. And by "favor" I mean you don't have a choice.

    • Ben: I'm gonna have sex with you in your natural body. Now, I would simply ask that you be careful that your wings don't poke me in the eye. Also, please be aware my skin is very sensitive, it chafes easily. Also, please don't talk while we're doing it. I mean, your demon voice is a little mannish, okay?

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      Germany: April 27, 2009 on FOX
      Norway: May 30, 2009 on TVNorge
      Latin America: July 24, 2009 on Universal Channel
      Czech Republic: November 15, 2009 on AXN
      Australia: July 28, 2010 on 7TWO

    • Music: I Just Got Robbed (Eddie Baranek), Shut Down The Party (HP)

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